Mary Ama Fortson of Grand Junction, Colorado, formerly of Lubbock, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Mary's life of 97 years Monday, April 25th at 2:00 PM at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring, Texas. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas. Rev. Jerry Newton of Lubbock will be officiating.|
Mary married Joe Fortson October 14, 1945 in Big Spring. He preceded her in death January 2011. Mary taught school for Big Spring ISD for over 20 years.
Mary is survived by her sons, David Ben Fortson and wife, CJ, of Granbury, Texas and Dwight Fortson and wife, Suzan, of Denver, Colorado; daughter, Karen Fortson Barber and husband, Craig, of Grand Junction, Colorado; grandchildren, Jennifer and Zachary Fortson, Carri Barber, Mari Tholl and husband, Paul; and great grandson, Silas Tholl.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in Big Spring Herald on Apr. 24, 2016